Articles Published by Basangouda M Patil

Basavanagowda M. Patil

The Gandhian Dream – Gram Swarajya & Sustainable Development

Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi, a Conservative Gujarati ideologue who studied in the west, practiced law in South Africa before he contributed to the popular Indian freedom struggle. Circumstances then had made him construct an ashram and thrive on self-sufficiency in the African nation. Later upon his arrival to India, a country with a huge and diverse population, he sought gram Swarajya, unequivocally on two(or more) counts, to help governance reach the last man and equally he envisioned sustainability.
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Rising toward Ache din

When leaping ahead does the mud have to cling?

When leaping ahead does the mud have to cling

Nations integrity lies in true secularism

Nations integrity lies in true secularism

Gandhian dream – Gram Swarajya and development

Gandhian dream – Gram Swarajya and development

Revival needed to place India on high growth trajectory

Revival needed to place India on high growth trajectory

Intolerance Grand debate in Indian sub-continen

Intolerance Grand debate in Indian sub-continen

Nehruvianism vs veiled technocracy Decoding brand Modi

Nehruvianism vs veiled technocracy Decoding brand Modi

Nehruvianism vs Veiled Technocracy: Decoding Brand Modi

Many Indian writers and thinkers have criticized, villain-ized and declared dead the so-called “nehruvianism”. So was it ‘Harvard’ or ‘Hard Work’ that really scripted ‘Brand Modi’ in the run up to 7RCR?Let us first try to understand the basics of “nehruvianism” in Indian polity. Mahatma Gandhi, a graduate from the University College London, Jawaharlal Nehru, a gradate from Trinity College and Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, a graduate from the London School of Economics are very well known as few of the key architects of the Republic of India.
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Will the Indian Civil Services have to give in to the evolution mandated by the 21st century?

In the first Prime Minister’s quest to create and institutionalize a few centers of educational excellence, under the Indian constitution the IIM’s and IIT’s hold a special constitutional status as institutes to promote education of the highest order in the country. The Indian Administrative Services in essence are the extension of the Indian Civil Services of the colonial rule.
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The Gandhian Dream – Gram Swarajya & Sustainable Development

Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi, a Conservative Gujarati ideologue who studied in the west, practiced law in South Africa before he contributed to the popular Indian freedom struggle. Circumstances then had made him construct an ashram and thrive on self-sufficiency in the African nation. Later upon his arrival to India, a country with a huge and diverse population, he sought gram Swarajya, unequivocally on two(or more) counts, to help governance reach the last man and equally he envisioned sustainability.
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Is there a huge missing piece in the India’s pathway to being the Super Power?

While introducing the history of Indian economic policies, India after independence followed the non-aligned movement and the policies of the USSR. Thereby the planning commission was set up to have a central yet federal planning structure. Many economists blamed this for the so-called “Hindu rate of growth”. It was in 1990’s the government helmed by P V Narasimharao and Manmohan Singh as Finance Minister liberalized the Indian economic system.
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The dhaba, lorry, GST, GDP and India’s growth story

MJ Akbar reminds us in his famous book “Nehru:The making of India” that Pandit Nehru held close to heart Pulitzer winner Robert Frost’s quote “The Woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep”. Despite the significant progress that was unleashed in a short span the quote rings true as much today as it did then.
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The grand debate in the Indian Sub-Continent and beyond

India is seeing a rigorous debate as many historians put it between the Gandhi-Tagore ideology and a ‘presumed’ hardline ideology of a few other leaders. Individuals and ideologies evolve over time and shifting perspectives. No dividends can be earned by retrospectively analyzing the circumstances of the Indian Freedom Struggle, which brought together personalities and laid the foundations of modern India except to kindle divide in an ethnically diverse nation.
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The rise of nationalism & the Union of States (India)

The world is today witnessing less than expected prosperity coupled with unrest in the middle-east spilling over to Europe and a few other geographic areas. These circumstances have shifted people’s goal posts towards social identity and a sense of nationalism, vis-à-vis economic progress and globalization. Some also call this phenomenon as an era of “Post-Truth”. The right wing is gaining cyclical popularity in countries like India, USA, France etc.
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